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The Sicilian Vespers: Representations of a Medieval Rebellion in Arts and Media during the 18th and 19th Centuries

Event info

  • today from 17/05/2021 to 19/05/2021
  • place Digital
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Dr. Alexander Auf der Heyde, Palermo

    Prof. Dr. Olaf Müller, Marburg



The uprising of the Sicilian communes against the King of Naples, which began in 1282, is part of the standard repertoire of the Romantic imagination of history. The Europe-wide circulation of the "Vespri siciliani" and its representation in literature, melodrama and visual art provide the starting point of an interdisciplinary colloquium about the medial transformation and popularisation of revolts in Germany and Italy between the revolutionary age and the Risorgimento.